Truman's reply to a congressional subpoena

August 2017
Truman's Reply to a Congressional Subpoena;8/1/2017, p1
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Presents a letter from former United States President Harry S. Truman to Representative Harold H. Velde, chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, refusing to answer a subpoena to appear before the committee. Also, the text of Velde's statement following Truman's refusal; Committee's desire to ask Truman questions about any association with Harry Dexter White, a suspected Soviet spy, during his presidency; Truman's view of separation of powers.


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